IKEA Farmhouse Sink – The rural style sink or heatsink is usually characterized by a porcelain container that is exposed to the front view, as opposed to a sink-style drop-in. It often has flat sides, so that the general shape resembles a rectangular box with an open top. IKEA’s Domsjo sink has just such a shape, making it ideal for a country-style rustic kitchen. While the Domsjo is ideal to combine with IKEA’s own kitchen countertop systems, it can be easily incorporated into a variety of kitchen configurations.
Cut two pieces of white melamine with a jigsaw and insert them vertically, under the countertop. Space them 27 inches away so the Domsjo will fit, centered, between them. Screw in place with small L-shaped brackets. Then screw the screws into the melamine, the bottom of the countertop and the base of the countertop unit or into the floor. Cut a rectangular hole in the countertop, 25 inches wide and 27 inches deep. If any shelving or cabinets are less than 10 inches below the countertop, trim them, too.
Cut a piece of birch or other sheet metal to match the front of the roof structure. Make the piece large enough to cover the front of the structure without problems. Cut a rectangle from it, 25 inches wide and 9 1/8 inches high, to fit the front of the Domsjo sink. Set the sink in the pre-cut hole. Seal the joint between the edge of the sink and the countertop with silicone sealant. Allow the sealant to dry completely, following the manufacturer’s instructions.